Senior FPGA Design Engineer
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Job Title: Senior FPGA Design Engineer
Location: Reston, VA
Duration: 12+ Months
Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.
*An Active Secret Clearance without Incident is required for this role.
This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
We are seeking a talented senior engineer to join the digital design team at our client. The successful candidate will contribute to FPGA development including design, synthesis, verification, validation, test & support. Candidate must have experience using high level design, simulation and verification tools and be familiar with process flows supporting design and verification for digital FPGA efforts. Applicant should also be familiar with embedded software development for FPGA SoCs. Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of hardware security, signal or image processing, filter design and algorithm implementation in hardware. Direct experience with embedded FPGA design is required.
BSEE with 6 years relevant experience
Fluent in Verilog/System Verilog Coding
Understanding of networking (specifically Ethernet/IP) layered models and protocols
Implementation of FPGA functions to accelerate SW (checksum engines, packet parsing, etc.)
Ability to debug designs simulated in a UVM environment
Capability to learn Libero tools, PolarFire (SoC) devices, and IP
Capability to learn layered communications protocols
Experience with joint design/debug with embedded software
Experience debugging FPGA fabric designs with embedded processor software on HW
Capability for evaluating trade space for adding new features to FPGA fabric and/or software (knows strengths of each technology and can optimize based on requirements)
Experience with design closure including timing, power and area for SWaP constrained designs
Familiarity with high speed interfaces (10Gbit Ethernet, PCIe, DDR4, LVDS, etc)
Experience with Linux and scripting languages
Communicate effectively with SW engineers (in support of program execution)
Strong analysis and problem solving skills
MSEE with 6 years relevant experience
Experience with 10Gbit Ethernet and IP in HDL designs
Understanding of higher layer protocols (TCP, UDP, etc.)
UVM skills (Test and/or Test Bench development)
Microchip Libero/PolarFire development
Experience with Microchip (Microsemi/Actel) IP
Experience with embedded processors within FPGAs
Experience with Xilinx Vivado design tools and Petalinux
Experience with Matlab/Simulink
Experience working with PCB designers
Secret required, TS preferred. Must be willing to be on site. There may be some limited opportunity for WFH. No opportunity for remote work.
We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!
Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.
The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!
Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.
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